the Brecon Beacons
The Children's Challenge has once again managed to get exclusive use of the Brecon Beacons Youth Hostel at the foot of Pen y Fan for the 22-24th November. Given the conditions encountered last year, there is unfinished business!
This is not an organised walking event and there are no marshalls, waymarkers and medics etc. This is an opportunity for Children's Challenge alumni to have exclusive use of a great hostel from which to plan their own treks before reconvening at the hostel for dinner and fireside tales of derring-do.
Conditions are likely to be challenging so even though potential round trip distances to Pen y Fan and Cribyn at 12km and 15km respectively don't seem excessive, the experience could be far more demanding. The paths are well marked however and there is always the option to turn around if the children feel uncomfortable. Individuals will be responsible for their own safety.
No matter how the day unfolds the children will have a memorable adventure in the Welsh mountains and will no doubt have great fun in the hostel both on the Friday and Saturday evenings. The price includes accommodation on the Friday and Saturday night, breakfast and dinner on the Saturday and breakfast on the Sunday.
The price charged by the YHA is £54 per child and £60 per adult for the weekend. A total of £10 has been added to each of these to help with the costs of running The Children’s Challenge.